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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
- legal limbo. he passed the bar exam. should this undocumented immigrant be allowed to practice law. we talk to him live. >>> plus, a man with alzheimer's and a stand your ground killing. cz >>> imagine going to law school, taking the bar examine, passing with flying colours and being denied the ability to practice law. that happened to cesar vargas, an honour studio in new york and interned with a state supreme court judge, but he can't practice law because he's an undocumented immigrant brought to the country illegally at the age of 5. cesar vargas is the executive director of the dream bar associate. he joins us to tell us his story. why can't you practice law? >> simply new york committee decided i had the character, an evaluation that every law student and graduate has. unfortunate for them, because of my immigration status they couldn't make a decision. for them it was completely new, this issue. they punt it to the highest court to really deal with the issue. for them my immigration status was something they couldn't sign off, despite the fact that they found my character, as the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am EST
the ranges and rile the opponents. >> thai immigration workers hand over myanmar refugees to human trafficking rings. an inquiry has been called for. rohingya muslims are taken from detention centres and handed to criminals who are waiting offshore. the u.n. general assembly elected jordan to the council to replace saudi arabia. jordan was chosen after saudi arabia rejected the seat in october. it was a protest against the council's failure to end the syrian and israeli conflicts. conciliatory moves towards iran, chuck hagel made the comment during a dialogue, saying the u.s. would discuss steps to bolster security in the renaling jog. hagel says that the u.s. must continue diplomatic engagement in the middle east, maintain planes, ships, tanks and 35,000 troops. >> for decades iran has exported instability and violence across the region and beyond as it developed its nuclear program. iran has been a profoundly destabilising influence in a nuclear armed iran would pose an unaccee threat to regional and global facility. we brought time for meaning negotiation, not for perception. al
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
immigration to civil lib we can at this. the top pick is bill brackton. most recently he has been with the los angeles police department. if he picked, braton would take over for ray kelley. under his leadership, the crime dropped but the nypd has been accuse did of excessive surveillance and targetingmul muslim. stop and frisk became a popular tactic for officers. we discussed it with faisel patel and john j college of criminal law. i askedfaiza why the new york city commissioner job is so important. >> important. >> it is the largest police department in the country. as new york goes, a lot of people are looking to see how it's conducting policing, what kind of tact i can it's using. >> maybe a man named bill braton who used to be the commissioner in new york, currently in los angeles. do you think it's a good move? >> i think that the new police commissioner has to do an important thing, rebuild relations with minority communities in the city. we have seen a drop decline. many credit bill braton from his first term when he used to be police commissioner for having put in place the systems t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
's news. >> tony, yeah, u.s. immigration judge says the kenyan born uncle can stay in the country, it comes after the relative dodge deportation for decades. 69-year-old testified that he had lived in the u.s. for 50 years, since deportation surfaced after a 2011 arrest for drunk driving. he is the half brother of the president's late father. >> in thailand police have been ordered not to clash with demonstrators in the country, even though they were swarming government buildings. fighting began toon bangkok's middle class, and the prime minister. the former premier was ousted in the military. yet he still considered full power in the government. that scene and the system many accused of corruption. and secretary john kerry called for nearly two weeks demonstrators have rally in favor the ukraine president blocked any such attention today. after the operation lost a parliamentary vote that would have toppled the government. now that may explain why they are better at multitasking and other skills. males connect more between the front and back, that may explain why they are more ta
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
an entirely different narrative. they truly seemed to believe -- >> i grew up in an immigrant neighborhood. my mother was portuguese, and we were sounded by many engineers later -- explaining that the afc was formed in 1812. we get rally angry with me and said you go back to england, or portugal, and i feel in a way that nelson mandela allowed somebody like him to find his humanity again. it is very difficult, as you say. so it was possible in a sense, possible looking out of your window and seeing the oppression. which i am surprised people didn't see. so yes, the country we come from, and what nelson mandela has lead us to is nowhere near what it was. >> today these two cities there's nothing between them, really, but when you drive through and it you see the down ship of al expand drea in the middle, it was built so that white people could drive. is really never see it. you could see beyond some trees and then you go off and there would be several million people living without electricity, and without running water who came to be your gardners and your servants and would clean your car and
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
. also a lot of angry over a growing immigration crisis in dominican republic, forcing doe hinn can born of haitian descent to be stripped of their citizenship. they're hoping to send a message to president martelly. >> talks in geneva are expected to focus on inspections that have to be carried out to ensure that iran's compliance that the del will ease sanctions against iran. many see the agreement in the first steps in solving disputes. israel has vehemently voiced opposition saying iran cannot be trusted. >>> almost a month after typhoon haiyan struck philippines, recovery is months if not years away, but there is a major effort to get local economies moving again. we go to tacloban, the hardest hit. >> roland is a fisherman, or he was, given that his boat is 65 kilometers inland. >> how much are you earning before the typhoon and how much now? >> before i was earning 300 pesos a day, but now i don't earn anything because i don't have a boat. >> and the truth is, his story is replicated thousands of times across tacloban. the challenge after the emergency aid phase is to get people w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
on the president to lift immigration from his country and calls for a meeting. mark morgan with the sport highlights ahead. >> welcome back. new concertains for those applying for federal healthcare. health officials are discouraging people from lodging paper applications. consumers need to enrol by december 23rd for coverage to begin in january. tobacco analysts say sales for cigarettes will double, toppling 1.7 billion. they were invented to be safer than tobacco cigarettes. government agencies say they could pose unknown risks. >> electronic cigarettes are popular. it is called vaping. >> it should be a good thing, it's a step in a smarter tobacco. >> it was a smart move for this man. >> i tried patches and guns. these are the only things that worked for me. >> they don't have the tar of cigarettes, but they can deliver nicotine. >> they are catching on. >> intuitively. these are nicotine systems with dozens of other chemicals. the odds that this is harmless, harmless to those taking in second hand vapours is small. >> the los angeles city council passed a law requiring a licence, bann
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
around zero in some cases. back to you. >> nicole, thank you. undocumented immigrants may now g get driver's licenses. supports of the law say about 250,000 undocumented immigrants are already driving in the state. the new law requires them to take driving tests and buy insurance. >>> the house passes the first federal gun legislation since the sandy hook massacre. . it's the extension of a 1988 law banning guns that can't be spotted with x rays or metal detectors. >>> advocates say it's too easy to print and produce a plastic gun. >>> a new white house campaign to promote healthcare reform is underway. it's a three-week strategy to encourage medical insurance signups under the affordable care act. >> i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. [ applause ] >> the signup-deadline for individuals who want medical coverage is december 23rd, that is pushing a nonprofit group in nashville to help str
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